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Windows-To-Go won't go for me.

  1. #1


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    Windows-To-Go won't go for me.


    Printed out the scenario for creating a Wtogo flash drive.

    Everything is fine until this command: (in an elevated prompt of course)
    bcdboot d:\windows /s d: /f ALL

    Nothing happens. bcdboot is telling me there is no /f parameter; much less the "ALL" after it.

    So, I have as yet to get the boot record on the drive.

    What am I missing?

    Are we using the W7 bcdboot (the assumption because we are performing this on a W7 machine), or the W8?

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    Is your USB drive D: ?
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    Yes.
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    f is definitely a switch:

    /f Used with the /s command, specifies the firmware type of the
    target system partition. Options for <firmware> are 'UEFI',
    'BIOS', or 'ALL'.


    I dunno, try this:


    bcdboot X:\Windows /f ALL /s D:

    X is where your current boot files are at. It could be on the hidden system partition. In that case, you'll need a workaround.


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    The following example copies BCD files that support booting on either a UEFI-based or a BIOS-based computer from the C:\Windows folder to a system partition that was assigned the volume letter S:

    Code:
    bcdboot C:\Windows /f ALL /s S:
    BCDboot Command-Line Options

    ----------

    Try this if still needed:

    bcdboot C: /f ALL /s D:
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    Not working for me.

    I only show four switches: l s v m. No sub-switch under s.

    No matter what command line iteration I try, bcdboot will not execute if I have an /f switch on the line.

    Will it load the boot process files without that parameter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pscowboy View Post
    Not working for me.

    I only show four switches: l s v m. No sub-switch under s.

    No matter what command line iteration I try, bcdboot will not execute if I have an /f switch on the line.

    Will it load the boot process files without that parameter?
    Are you doing this from within Windows 8? If not, do so.

    Other than that, I have no clue. Maybe someone else knows better, that already did this and has it working.
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    Okay! That's the problem. I'm doing this inside W7. My bad.

    Got to pay attention to ALL the words on the printout sheet.

    I'll power up my W8, stick the key in & try that command again. It'll work then, won't it?
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    Yeah, it will. I think the /f switch is new for Windows 8 and all that UEFI KAPOOFEY stuff.
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    All better now. The world is good.

    When you're in the right place, things tend to work as expected!!!

    Thanks for your prompt responses.
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    You're welcome. Glad it went for ya.
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